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Rainfall from Typhoon Fengshen: Image of the Day


Published 2008


Typhoon Fengshen proved to be deadly in the Philippines. Among the major disasters was the capsizing of a ferry with 800 people on board. According to a report from the Associated Press, only 57 survivors had been found as of June 23. The storm formed on June 19 in the Western Pacific and moved northwest across the Philippines over the next week, fluctuating between Category 1 and 2 intensity.

This image shows rainfall totals associated with Typhoon Fengshen between June 16-25, 2008. Dark blues show rainfall totals around 400 millimeters (about 15.7 inches). Storm intensity is indicated by colored lines. As the typhoon passed over the central Philippines, it reached Category 2 intensity, dumping heavy rain and causing flooding and landslides. Similarly heavy rains fell on the southeast coast of China as the storm made landfall.

NASA image created by Jesse Allen using data provided courtesy of the trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov TRMM MPA team. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey.



Identifier ge_08868
Filename fengshen_trmm_2008177.jpg
Creator NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
Date 2008
Mediatype image
Rights Public Domain
Source http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=8868
Year 2008
Publicdate 2011-08-02 12:01:57
Addeddate 2011-08-02 12:01:57
Language English

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